Austria

SPI: 79.8

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Austria

Austria is home to mountain forests in the Alps, paired with gently sloping terrain. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Austria has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include forest degradation; air pollution; water pollution in the Danube River and other rivers and lakes.
28.68%

of land currently protected

627

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Alpine Marmot

20
amphibians / 0 endemic
501
birds / 0 endemic
91
mammals / 1 endemic
15
reptiles / 1 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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